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Armando Zanenghi

April 4, 1941 ~ September 14, 2022 (age 81)


Mr. Armando Zanenghi, 81, of Cub Drive in Thomasville, passed away on Wednesday morning, September 14, 2022 at Spring Arbor Assisted Living.  


Armando, also known by many as “AZ", was born April 4, 1941 to the late Luigi and Miranda Schiavini Zanenghi in Venice, Italy. In his early years, he served in the Italian armed forces and later worked as a tour guide through Venice. This is where he met the love of his life Penney Mendenhall of Thomasville, NC. They had an overseas love affair traveling internationally to be together. They wed in November of 1966 in Thomasville. They co-owned The Westchester Art Gallery in High Point, NC, where they sold and framed art for over 30 years. Armando also worked as a traveling salesman of Fine Art and moulding. In their later years, they spent much of their time in Venice, where he worked giving tours through the Murano Glass factories. He loved beautiful things, beautiful art, but mostly his beautiful grandbabies who knew him as Poppi. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Penney on November 27, 2016 after 50 years of marriage. AZ was the eldest of two brothers and is preceded in death by his brother Dario.


Surviving are his two sons, Zac Zanenghi and wife Tracy of Thomasville, Zane Zanenghi of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Sara Miranda “Sami” Stinson and husband Travis of Thomasville; grandchildren, Zachary Austin Zanenghi and wife Hillary, Kathryn Grace Zanenghi, Matthew Taylor Pettit, Asher Gracen Stinson, Luke Stinson, Rylee Stinson, Kenlee Stinson, Cope Stinson; great-grandchildren, Hadley Shea Zanenghi, Willow Grace Stinson.


A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Memorial United Methodist Church in Thomasville with Rev. Danny Leonard officiating. A reception will follow at the conclusion of the service. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service in the Christian Enrichment Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Davidson County or The Cottage at Spring Arbor.


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Memorial Service
September 18, 2022

3:00 PM
Memorial United Methodist Church (Thomasville)

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